Sidmouth skipper to tell players to be wary of Plymouth
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Sidmouth skipper Luke Bess will remind his players there are no certainties in the Premier Division before his table-topping side face Plymouth on the Fortfield, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.
While Sidmouth have been at the top since round seven, Plymouth have been engaged in a battle to dodge the drop.
Last Saturday’s win over Bovey Tracey hoisted Plymouth 19 points clear of the drop zone, but does not mean they are safe yet.
The omens may point to a Sidmouth win – one of the two they need to close out the title race – but Bess is wary of Plymouth.
“Plymouth put 300 on us last time we played them,” said Bess.
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”They may be lower in the table than previous years but there won’t be any complacency from us heading into Saturday.”
Dan Powell - ton-up Hundreds from Bess and Dan Powell saw Sidmouth to victory when the sides last met.
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Scott Barlow isn’t available this week, which means a change in the bowling attack.
Plymouth’s form has improved in recent weeks, sufficiently to lift them out of the bottom two.
They have to stay ahead of Cornwood to avoid the drop and losing at Sidmouth could put them back in jeopardy.
“We have won our last two games and players are all contributing to each win,” said Plymouth captain Sam Stein.
“This is a positive sign going into the last four games of the season.
“We are all looking forward to the challenge of facing Sidmouth and want to come away with a good result.
“It’s a very good place to play cricket, the pitch is always very good and I feel that this will suit our players very well.”
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